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Sen. Schumer: US on Verge of 'Democratic Generation'

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 11:49 AM

Sen. Chuck Schumer made a bold prediction during an interview with Politico: The Democratic Party is poised to control national politics for years to come.

"We're going to have a Democratic generation. (President Barack Obama) helped create it. But it's just where America's moving demographically, ideologically and in every way," the New York Democrat said earlier this week in an interview while in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. "We'll have a mandate to get something done."

Despite Schumer's confidence, Democrats have an uphill battle to regain control of Congress, and even if they manage to pick up the four Senate seats they need for a majority, they'll have to keep those seats in 2018.

Re-election battles expected that year may favor Republicans, while in the House of Representatives the GOP holds its biggest majority, 247 to 188, in nearly a century, according to the FiveThirtyEight blog

"The American people are yearning for action and I do believe that our Republican colleagues, if they lose this election by quite a bit and I think they will … our mainstream Republicans are going to say they cannot let the tea party run the show," Schumer said.

Currently, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a 70 percent chance of winning the White House, according to The New York Times' Upshot projection.

Democrats in the upper chamber are also having difficulty finding someone willing to lead their campaign arm, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which Schumer headed from 2005 to 2009.

"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," Schumer said about filling the position. "One of the problems is we have half our class up in 2018. Let's win the majority first."

Schumer is currently the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate as vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, and he is expected to succeed retiring Sen. Harry Reid as his party's Senate leader. Reid endorsed Schumer for the post instead of his No. 2, Dick Durbin of Illinois.

"I've given him some names," Reid told Politico, referring to who Schumer might pick as his number two. "He's going to have to make that decision himself. We have some people in our caucus he's going to have to get really close with."

Not everyone is as optimistic about Democrats' chances of creating an era of Democratic leadership.

"Sen. Schumer might want to get out of Washington, D.C., and New York City a bit more to see what is actually going on in these campaigns," said Andrea Bozek, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "They are facing an electorate that doesn't want another eight years of failed (Democratic) policies."

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